Monday, January 07, 2008

Is McCain the Guy for Republicans?

John McCain has moved ahead of Romney in New Hampshire and also moved ahead of Giuliani in national polling. There's some chatter from the right about McCain being the only Republican hope for beating Barack Obama. But that doesn't seem plausible. Right now, McCain doesn't look all that plausible to the independent voters that he and Obama would be competing over. McCain has strengths but he wouldn't run the smearkrieg campaign that Republicans need to win. Given the lack of race-baiting, gay-baiting, and religion-baiting that would come from a McCain campaign, conservatives would lose interest. As I've said many times before, nominating McCain would turn the presidential election into an extended Democratic primary.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think if Bloomberg gets in the dymanic might change to make it more concerning for the Dems.

Especially, if, say, McCain picked Huckabee as a running mate.

Laura said...

Hi Ric,

Thanks for your dedication to this American process. I enjoy reading your responses, rages, and insights.

As a NH res. I'm looking forward to voting tomorrow. Too bad, though, that the candidate who is right on all the issues, Dennis Kucinich, was excluded from the ABC debates on Sat.

This is unfair, to him, and to us. Don't we have the right to hear from all of the candidates?

take care,
Laura

Ric Caric said...

Hey Laura,

Thanks for the comment. Although I agree with Kucinich on a lot of issues, I've never been impressed by him. Btw. I've been listening to Billy Scharf's CD and like it a lot. He's got a really good voice and I like his songs.

Ric